August 2 2018

Latest Library News: Friends Annual Fundraiser, Interactive Movie, Baby Storytime

The following is a press release from the Burlington Public Library 



Friends Annual Flatbread Fundraiser – Tuesday, August 14th 5-9pm

Help the Friends raise money for the library and enjoy a night without cooking!  Every purchase you make at Flatbread in Bedford on August 14 from 5-9pm, benefits the Friends of the Burlington Public Library.  The Friends are also hosting a raffle prize the night of with three great prizes:  $150 gift card to the Blue Shutters Inn in Gloucester; $50 gift card to Barnes & Noble; and a Kings Bowling & Pizza Party for Six!

Can't make it on August 14? Stop by the library to buy your raffle tickets. We'll be selling tickets at the library at each of the following times.
Tues. Aug 7, 10:30-1pm
Wed. Aug 8, 10:30-1pm
Thurs. Aug 9, 6-8:30pm


Last Chance to Participate in the Adult Summer Reading Program

Our Summer Reading programs aren’t just for kids!  Adults can join in on the challenge as well. Fill out a form for each book you read in August and automatically earn chances to win a prize!  For more information on how to participate, visit our website at and click on the Adult Summer Reading link under “Library News” on the homepage.  August’s prize is “Picture yourself having fun in Burlington” a collection of 4 gift cards from fun places in Burlington! 


Youth Services Programs

This week the library will have far-flung adventures from the land of the pharaohs on Egypt Night to Australia when we’re paid a visit by Didgeridoo Down Under.  Grab your passports and follow us!


Tween Fuse Beads Programs - Thursday, August 9, 3:30-4:30 pm  Make something amazing with Jenna! Grades 4-8


Egyptian Night - Thursday, August 9, 6:45-7:30 pm  Explore the land of the pharaohs with Amanda through stories, and crafts.  All Ages


Hunger Games Event - Friday, August 10, 3:30-5:30 pm  Mastermind Adventures brings you Hunger Games challenges, from archery and capture the flag to cornucopia elimination.  Find out what you’re made of!


Movie Monday - Monday, August 13, 1-3 pm

Enjoy a bag of popcorn with this week’s movie.  All Ages


Teen Chocolate Olympics - Monday, August 13, 7-8 pm  Play Minute-to-Win-It games—all featuring chocolate to be eaten later.


Didgeridoo Down Under - Tuesday, August 14, 11 am  This high energy show features the weird sounds of the didgeridoo behind Aussie themed storytelling that uses puppetry, comedy, and you! All Ages


DIY Henna for Teens - Tuesday, August 14, 6:30-7:30 pm  Jenna will help you decorate yourselves with henna.


Beach Tea Party - Wednesday, August 15, 11 am

Amanda will read beach stories; afterwards, enjoy cookies and tea in your summer finest. Ages 2-6


Preschool Science - Thursday, August 16, 11-11:45  Joanna will introduce your preschooler to the wonders of everyday science.


Interactive Movie - Thursday, August 16, 6-8 pm  A movie will spring off the screen and into your laps in a screening that involves you along with Amanda and her teen volunteers. Use provided props and catch phrases to bring the show to life. Snacks provided.  All Ages (Movie will be announced at the screening.)


Best Friends Test - Friday, August 17, 4-5 pm  Best Friends Nicole and Jenna will lead a Best Friends Test game: pairs of friends answer questions about each other to see which pair knows each other best.

Summer Storytimes


Toddler Times on Mondays at 10:30 am  

Family Story and Crafts on Wednesdays, 11 am-Noon (All Ages)

Baby Times Fridays at 11 am


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